Re: Oh my Goodness!

2007-08-24 Thread catatonya
I just love those 'big headed' fiv toms. They are the SWEETEST cats! t Susan Dubose [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well, this morning my friend Julia brought over my new fiv+ / felv+ kitty. She was calling him Oreo since he is a tuxie, but that has to go. She was just out of

Re: double pos.

2007-08-24 Thread Kerry Roach
Hi Susan, My Bandy was double pos..If you are lucky as we were, the fiv will never be a factor..You can search the archives for Bandy..His worst problem was recurring fevers for almost 1 1/2 yrs..He developed ringworm for the last 6 months and had anterior uveitis..So we battled both of those

Re: Update 08/23/07

2007-08-24 Thread catatonya
I agree. IF your other cat has been vaccinated I would not bother separating at this point. If she is not vaccinated I would separate her until you get in her vacc. and booster, and maybe a little longer. How old is she? How long was she with your positives? I would not worry about

Re: Please talk to me

2007-08-24 Thread catatonya
We all have differing opinions on how far to go to save a cat who is suffering. In my opinion you did the best thing for your cat. I'm sorry you lost him. tonya Angela Lewis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Susan, Boy was not good, at all, last night. He went down hill very fast. He was fine

Re: double pos.

2007-08-24 Thread Kerry Roach
I forgot to mention, one of the best, I think, fiv groups is [EMAIL PROTECTED] they are quite the group. Up to date on the latest of everything with FIV.. - Be a better Globetrotter. Get better travel answers from someone who knows. Yahoo! Answers -

Re: Please talk to me

2007-08-24 Thread catatonya
That's great news!! tonya Angela Lewis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: To all who have hellped me thru this day... Thank you for your support and encouraging words. We just got back from the Vet's office, with Ripley and Sherman, the SNAP test came back NEG!! We are going to retest in 3

Re: Spencer Please add to the CLS :(

2007-08-24 Thread catatonya
I'm so sorry Sherry. t Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I just got home from camping and recieved an e-mail that we lost sweet Spencer,a young tabby boy.We sure are having our share of losses this summer.Thanks all Sherry - Choose the right

Re: Oh my Goodness!/Susan-Percy

2007-08-24 Thread PEC2851
Susan, I absolutely LOVE Percy [As a name] And you are so right w/ your comment about Percy having many other names!!! I know, with my own purr-sonal experiences, both at home at shelter, all babies have their own purr-sonal list of names we go by..And what's

Re: Oh my Goodness!/Susan-Percy

2007-08-24 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Patti good to hear from you!!! :) I too agree about the FIV boys,I have 3 and they are the most beautiful sweet boys ever!! Sherry [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Susan, I absolutely LOVE Percy [As a name] And you are so right w/ your comment about Percy having many other names!!! I

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Re: Caroline- Re: Rescue Cat's Reuniting

2007-08-24 Thread laurieskatz
Caroline, thanks for this update. I seem to find lost cats and dogs more than the normal person (but much like others here!) and I always check them out (I am a lawyer, toomaybe it's our training) before returning them. I have not returned them all. I love it when the cat or dog joyously

Question about eye ulcers

2007-08-24 Thread Susan Loesch
One of my feleuk babies, Jingles, who is about 5 and was most likely born positive, has been going downhill over the last couple of months -- pretty much the typical course of a failing feleuk+ kitty. But he has a new problem right now and it is one I have never seen before. His eye

Typical course of a dying FELV kitty?

2007-08-24 Thread Beckie McRae
I think the Moeman is dying. I'm just trying to keep him comfortable as possible now. No more pokes and prods, etc. He's content I think. I'm just wondering if you guys could tell me the typical course of dying for a FELV cat? Will he just get weaker and weaker like he has been?

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty?

2007-08-24 Thread Susan Loesch
Hi, Beckie - I have my own idea for what is a typical course -- it is not the kitties who have a major, identifiable problem, such as lymphoma or anemia. It is the ones who seem generally fine and then just begin to go downhill -- lose weight, become lethargic - and continue to go downhill.

RE: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty?

2007-08-24 Thread Melissa Lind
Beckie, My heart goes out to you and poor Moe. How devastating. I don't have any experience with this, but I will keep you and all those others going through these troubles in my thoughts and prayers. Best, Melissa _ From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf

RE: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty?

2007-08-24 Thread MacKenzie, Kerry N.
I'm so sorry, Becky. I'm not able to keep up with the list much these days, so I don't know Moeman's history, and don't know if there's a chance he will rebound---it does happen---but if not, I'm just glad that you're there for your darling Moeman, and that he knows what it is to be so loved and

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty?

2007-08-24 Thread Gloria B. Lane
Look at his gums and see if they're white rather than pink. That means anemia. Might talk to the vet about that. Is he breathing heavily? I've had several go from mediatinal lymphoma, and they collect fluid in the chest cavity, causing breathing problems. Those are the only two ways

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty?

2007-08-24 Thread Gloria B. Lane
Look at his gums and see if they're white rather than pink. That means anemia. Might talk to the vet about that. Is he breathing heavily? I've had several go from mediatinal lymphoma, and they collect fluid in the chest cavity, causing breathing problems. Those are the only two ways

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty? long letter- sorry but please indulge

2007-08-24 Thread Jenna
im so sorry beckie- i will keep you and moeman in my prayers. It feels odd to write about this now as my husband and i were crying remembering our beloved siamese calico lady. This is my experience and I hope it helps you. My baby died at home. That was important to me, and i wanted

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty? long letter- sorry butplease indulge

2007-08-24 Thread Marylyn
You are not crazy. Many people have their little friends visit. Some of mine visit regularly. And I truly believe they have a paw in choosing who comes into my life next. My critters tend to chose me instead of the other way around. Your experiences are similar to mine with the Royal

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty? long letter- sorry but please indulge

2007-08-24 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Jenna your story of your beautiful Satine has me in tears.It is the hardest thing to go through when you love them so much.She was lucky to have the both of you.I went through it with my Maizee Grace almost 2 years ago and this really hit me hard. Sherry Jenna [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: im

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty? long letter- sorry butplease indulge

2007-08-24 Thread Sherry DeHaan
Marylyn I know Maizee visited me on several ocassions and it did make me feel loved.And I believe Maizee had a paw in my 4 boys and baby girl to pick me too. Sherry Marylyn [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: You are not crazy. Many people have their little friends visit. Some of mine visit

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty?

2007-08-24 Thread Susan Dubose
Beckie, I amsorry about Moeman.. I thnk there are several ways they can pass,w/felv. Yes, they can just get weaker weaker finally pass away. Serenity passed away of wet FIP , but we used euth.to help her along since she was clearly suffering. (Extremely swollen, lethargic, trouble

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty?

2007-08-24 Thread dede hicken
Dear Becky, I certainly do not have all the answers, but I can draw from my experiences over the years. It is usually true that when a cat stops eating, it can mean they are near the end. BUT, something happened to me last year that made me think twice. Whiskers stopped eating. She is CRF, and

Re: Oh my Goodness!/Susan-Percy

2007-08-24 Thread Susan Dubose
A,thanks, patty, for the wonderful email. I read it to Percy ( and to Princess Naughty Lola, Ursula, Lillian Papillon) and they gave it two paws up..! Have a good weekend! Susan J. DuBose ^..^ www.PetGirlsPetsitting.com www.Tx.SiameseRescue.org www.shadowcats.net

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty? long letter- sorry but please indulge

2007-08-24 Thread glenda Goodman
Beckie, You are such a bright little light here and I feel so sad to know you are hurting and your sweet little Moeman might be fading away. You have learned a lot for the time you have been here. I know I have on just how to take care of our little guys better and signs to look for. I have been

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty? long letter- sorry butplease indulge

2007-08-24 Thread Pat Kachur
I have seen a lot of ads for Procrit - it is a drug used to help people undergoing chemo and whose white cells have been compromised. There are some lawsuits filed against the manufacturer from people who say they have been hurt by the drug. Come to think of it--haven't seen the ads for a

Re: double pos.

2007-08-24 Thread Gloria B. Lane
For me, I just deal with the FELV the way I usually do, and assume FELV is the major culprit. With FELV cats that are fairly young - like less than 4 years old - I'd give interferon. For those older than that, I haven't been doing anything except giving them a stable environment and

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty? long letter- sorry butplease indulge

2007-08-24 Thread glenda Goodman
Wow! Thanks! I had the animal medical suppy place trying to find this stuff for me under iron supplements...no wonder they could not pull it up. I guess if my vet does not hurry and get back to me in the next hour I will be off to buy some human iron supplement. My cat Dingo does not do pills well

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty? long letter- sorrybutplease indulge

2007-08-24 Thread Pat Kachur
I'm very glad that I could help, Glenda.. Pat - Original Message - From: glenda Goodman [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent: Friday, August 24, 2007 5:52 PM Subject: Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty? long letter- sorrybutplease indulge Wow! Thanks! I

Re: double pos. (Kerry)

2007-08-24 Thread Susan Dubose
Hi Kerry, Thanks for all the good info. For now I amboosting Percy's immune system w/my usual bag of tricks, the Lysine,Missing Link Nutrional Yeast. All the felv+cats get these supplements. I am concerned about Percy, tho, he has runnyeyes,which I hope to get cleared up soon. He has an

Update 08/24/07

2007-08-24 Thread OfALegend
Update for the day: I spoke with my vet today at Creekside, and surprisingly enough he was very receptive and wrote the referrals for UT. They have an appointment on Tuesday, September 11 for, as Dr. Dolen wrote, FeLV workup and medical supportive therapy. It gives me some hope. We'll

Re: WAY OT: Michael Vick Dog Chew Toy | Mike Vick Chew Doll | Dog Toys

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
LOLOLOLOL :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: Felvtalk@felineleukemia.org Sent:

To Jenna: Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty? long letter- sorry but please indulge

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
Jenna, Your story about beautiful Satine made me cry. I mean this in a good way. Thanks for sharing. :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original

To Glenda: Re: Procrit

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
Glenda, I think Procrit is the same as Epogen, but not completely sure, and it can still be purchased. Usually when people use Procrit for their animals, it is the only thing left that will help the anemia, so they choose to save their animal rather than just let them go, and deal with any

Re: Typical course of a dying FELV kitty?

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
Hi Beckie, Since kitties don't technically die from the FeLV, but from FeLV related illnesses, the only way to know how your kitty might pass is what he is actually sick from. Is it anemia? I'm sorry you guys are going through this. Prayers going out for comfort and strength for both of

Re: Question about eye ulcers

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
Hi Susan, It may be a corneal ulcer. Smookie lost one of her eyes to this, we suspect, before we adopted her, and she had another ulcer when we adopted her, which would only clear up with high doses of lysine (500 mg 2x per day). Smookie's ulcer was flush with the rest of his eye, like it

Re: Update 08/24/07

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
Michael, I'm glad your vet was receptive to the referral. That's great! I don't have any help with the thermometer. I try to use our ear one on our cats without much success. :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is

Re: To Glenda: Re: Procrit

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
Let me clarify: Usually Prednisolone is used for anemia and maybe Winstrol after the initial diagnosis. If it doesn't work, then other drugs/procedures are considered. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that

Re: Question about eye ulcers

2007-08-24 Thread OfALegend
Ok, guys, since I'm feeling particularly sad tonight about my babies, let me ask this... How long have you all known of a cat surviving after FeLV+ diagnosis? I know the standard is, according to almost everyone, 2-3 years after diagnosis, but I'm sure some of you all have had experiences

Re: Question about eye ulcers

2007-08-24 Thread OfALegend
Ugh, I'm sorry about that. I know that question has nothing to do with eye ulcers...I meant to change the subject line and forgot. :/ ** Get a sneak peek of the all-new AOL at http://discover.aol.com/memed/aolcom30tour

Re: Joy Please add to the CLS :(

2007-08-24 Thread catatonya
I'm sorry Sherry. tonya Sherry DeHaan [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Here we go again,sweet beautiful Joy a tortie that loved giving you kisses on your face passed away today while under to be checked out,she was going down hill and had fiv and felv.She was the first kitty that I noticed in the

RE: Question about eye ulcers

2007-08-24 Thread Chris
One of mine diagnosed at age 4 or so and that was 4 years ago. She's a big 18 lbs and going strong! My other positive his around the same age and diagnosed when I brought him in (he was a stray) though he's had some gum problems, he's going strong as well 4 years later! Christiane Biagi

Re: Question about eye ulcers

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
Michael, There is such a range that I would not even say 2-3 years. I would say that the younger the cat, the more likely (but not necessarily a lot more likely) they will pass in the first year or third, but that is only based on trends I've seen here, no specific research. This does not

Re: Question about eye ulcers

2007-08-24 Thread Susan Dubose
I got my first felv+ kitty last July, from a very bad Frankenbreeder situation I actually got 3 cats from this particuliar case. One passed away last Thanksgiving, but she also had chronic health problems prior to me getting her. She was a sealpoint Rex. Naughty Lola, a doll faced cream choc.

How loong? was: Question about eye ulcers

2007-08-24 Thread Susan Dubose
Gee, Christiane, you must to doing something right! That's pretty good! Susan J. DuBose ^..^ www.PetGirlsPetsitting.com www.Tx.SiameseRescue.org www.shadowcats.net As Cleopatra lay in state, Faithful Bast at her side did wait,

Re: To Glenda: Re: Procrit

2007-08-24 Thread glenda Goodman
Wendy, Thank you! Anyway, I just picked up something called: LIXOTINIC,ODD LOTS (30ml) from my vet. It is supposed to be iron with vitamins, I think ? I am to give my cat 2ml once a day...I have a two week supply. I will have my cat go through the usual tests in the next couple weeks. I do want

Howlong? was : Question about eye ulcers

2007-08-24 Thread Susan Dubose
Great advice, Wendy, great advice. Susan J. DuBose ^..^ www.PetGirlsPetsitting.com www.Tx.SiameseRescue.org www.shadowcats.net As Cleopatra lay in state, Faithful Bast at her side did wait,

Re: Question about eye ulcers/Benton's House

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
The FeLV suite is actually called Casa de Calmar. Benton's House houses kitties with disabilities. :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message

Re: Howlong? was : Question about eye ulcers

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
Thank you. That was sweet of you to say! :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it is the only thing that ever has! ~~~ Margaret Meade ~~~ - Original Message From: Susan Dubose [EMAIL PROTECTED] To:

Re: To Glenda: Re: Procrit

2007-08-24 Thread Susan Dubose
Lixotinic is supposed to be pretty good stuff. Susan J. DuBose ^..^ www.PetGirlsPetsitting.com www.Tx.SiameseRescue.org www.shadowcats.net As Cleopatra lay in state, Faithful Bast at her side did wait,

Re: Howlong? was : Question about eye ulcers

2007-08-24 Thread glenda Goodman
Wendy and Susan, my little gurus, You guys , I trust more than any vet...so here is my question: Which is worse for a kitty, to contact the FeLV virus through the mother as a kitten or to be exposed later in life? I think I know the answer.It is better to be exposed later in life, right?

Re: Question about eye ulcers/Benton's House

2007-08-24 Thread Susan Dubose
Thanks, Wendy! A, I need to log onto their website and poke around in kittyland. Susan J. DuBose ^..^ www.PetGirlsPetsitting.com www.Tx.SiameseRescue.org www.shadowcats.net As Cleopatra lay in state, Faithful Bast

Re: Question about eye ulcers/Benton's House

2007-08-24 Thread OfALegend
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Re: Howlong? was : Question about eye ulcers

2007-08-24 Thread Susan Dubose
Yes, I can be socially acceptable @ times.. :) Baaa haa ...! But I did mean it, your post was very well written and helpful. Especially the part about not getting a date stuck in your head Susan J. DuBose ^..^ www.PetGirlsPetsitting.com www.Tx.SiameseRescue.org

Re: Howlong? was : Question about eye ulcers

2007-08-24 Thread Susan Dubose
I would have to say, contacting the disease later in life would be better( I know, poor chioce of words). Older cats have stronger immune systems, plus kittens still have to go through the surgery of being spayed / neuter, which is stressful on them. I have heard that lots of fiv+ kittens

Re: Question about eye ulcers/Benton's House

2007-08-24 Thread Susan Dubose
www.bestfriends.org check 'em out.. All critters should be this lucky. Susan J. DuBose ^..^ www.PetGirlsPetsitting.com www.Tx.SiameseRescue.org www.shadowcats.net As Cleopatra lay in state, Faithful Bast at

RE: How loong? was: Question about eye ulcers

2007-08-24 Thread Chris
Actually, I'm lucky I guess. Have a very laid back vet who doesn't panic. Tucson has had a couple of episodes of very low white blood cell count vet gave her a series of immuno-regulin and that seemed to perk her up. Biggest problem with her is that she's overweight at 18 lbs. I try hard to

FeLV transmission stats, IMO only

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
Agreed. I think the percentages of 30-40% might be a little skewed. I think there are many less adults than kittens that actually contract FeLV because of the immune system strength. When I see those percentages above, I think only about kittens, because for me, I think it's so rare for an

Re: Question about eye ulcers/Benton's House

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah. When you get a chance, go to their website. Very cool sanctuary and great fun to visit and volunteer at. One of the charities I support. :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world - indeed it

OT: Best Friends

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
Yes, their set ups for the dogs and cats are fantastic! Those animals are spoiled. I probably would never adopt from there because the cat probably would never want to leave! I will send a link to my trip at Best Friends. I might have to wait though. Yahoo Photos is closing, and I just

Yahoo! Photos is closing September 20th-need to transfer your photos if you have them there

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
Hey guys, I went in to look at my photos on Yahoo! that I had stored there, and they are closing Yahoo! photos soon. So if you have photos there, they won't be there anymore if you don't transfer them. They'll go into cyber space, lost forever. :) Wendy Never doubt that a small group of

Re: OT: Best Friends-found photos

2007-08-24 Thread wendy
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/wendy2724/my_photos Link to Best Friends photos and photos of Belle the day after we rescued her, so that's why she's emaciated. They finally let me into my old link, but I don't know how long it will work. You can view a slide show of the photos of Best

Re: OT: Best Friends-found photos

2007-08-24 Thread Susan Dubose
Wow,that was cool! Thanks so much for sharing! Everything looked s clean! Wish I could keep my cat room enclosure that clean (my working gets in the way). For now,I have to just schdule certain things certain days, likeone day I do felv+ room,one day I do non felv+ bowls,

Re: New to group; Questions

2007-08-24 Thread catatonya
Hi Melody, The first thing is to make sure all of your negative cats are vaccinated and boostered. The next thing to consider would be the age of your negative cats. I have mixed positive and negative cats together for over 10 years now and never had anyone 'catch' leukemia from one of